[i]Originally posted by ismeltitudeltit
GBY-DT - haven't been able to pick them up yet - anyone have any luck with this one? [/b]
They're there... very low power (30kw), and the transmitter is located on Mt. Tom. (At 70 miles from Framingham, I really need good atmospheric conditions!) It maps to 58-1 (58-2 is also there but blank). GBY-DT is normally on from 10am to 11 pm. For me the best time to get them is after 9pm and the atmosphere settles down.
I've used the CM-4248 with CM-7775 pre-amp and the CM rotor, but it is very tricky since channel 56 is strong! Check how well you get channel 57 analog...sometimes you may have to go a couple of degrees off if you see the channel 56 interference. (Remember for digital, it isn't so much a strong signal as it is a "clean" signal.)
I'm going to be trying with the CM-4228 8-bay bow-tie, hoping the screen will help.
After that, I'll try the Blake upper-UHF yagi
[great F/B ration and one of the best at handling multipath], but does require precise aiming, both in direction and tilt.